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In pictures: Clothes Show Live in Birmingham

ITV Central's Emma Jesson with designer and friend of the stars Henry Holland Credit: ITV Central

The Clothes Show Live has returned to the NEC in Birmingham today.

The event is on between the 7th and 11th of December and is said to be the most fashionable, inspirational and interactive event in the show's 24 year history.

Models on the cat walk display the latest lines of fashion Credit: ITV Central

Many top UK designers are to make appearances at the event including Henry Holland and Mark Fast.

Crowds are treated to fashion and dance on stage in Birmingham Credit: ITV Central

Other celebrities including JLS, Peter Andre and Amy Childs from The Only Way is Essex will also be at Clothes Show Live.

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Woman taken to hospital after falling from coach on M42

A woman in her 20s has been taken to hospital after falling from a coach which was travelling on the M42.

It's believed the woman fell from the vehicle's emergency exit onto the motorway near the NEC in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to junction 6 of the motorway shortly after 11:00pm last night.

An ambulance service spokesman said the woman had suffered a serious head injury.

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World famous cake show comes to Birmingham

'Bootiful' some of the creations could be mistaken for the 'real thing' Credit: Michael James Photo

Thousands of people from around the world are descending on Birmingham this weekend as a cake show opens at the NEC.

The show, Cake International, was opened today by television personality Anthea Turner.

Icing on the cake for Harry Potter fans, Dobby Credit: Michael James Photo

Show organisers say there has been a 70% increase in the number of tickets sold over its 18 years of running.

Baking fans from around the world to see the intricate cake designs Credit: Michael James Photo

The show will include celebrity chefs giving cooking demonstrations and over 100 exhibitors showcasing cake decorating sugarcraft supplies from around the world.

For more information see the Cake International website.

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